Eratosthenes of Cyrene

276 BC - 194 BC

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Eratosthenes was a Greek mathematician who is famous for his work on prime numbers and for measuring the diameter of the earth
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List of References (17 books/articles)

A Poster of Eratosthenes

Mathematicians born in the same country

Honours awarded to Eratosthenes
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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Astroseti (A Spanish translation of this biography)
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  2. Peter Alfeld

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